Red Fox Experiment in Terror #2 – Karina Halle

Haunted lighthouses are just the beginning…

A New Mexican dusk
A New Mexican dusk (Photo credit: james_michael_hill)

Reading the Experiment in Terror series brings out conflicting impulses in me. I simultaneously want to rewatch old episodes of X-Files and/or Supernatural and retake abnormal psych. Don’t get me wrong I got an A in that class, probably why I find myself psychoanalyzing pretty much every character I read about up to and including Perry and Dex …okay and everyone else I meet too but that isn’t the point.

Ghost-hunters Perry Palomino and Dex Foray trade in the wild coast of Oregon for the unforgiving deserts of New Mexico, hoping to find the creatures responsible for terrorizing a Navajo couple.

Experiment in Terror has been grudgingly approved by Shownet and the onus is on Perry and Dex to make a success of it. Maximus, an old band mate of Dex’s, contact the pair after determining that the unexplained events taking place in Red Fox are beyond his questionable ghost whispering abilities. Perry and Dex have to pose as a married couple to stay with the devoutly religious Navajo couple which challenges Perry’s already conflicted feelings about her partner.

And that was exactly why I didn’t ever want to give a single ounce of myself away to Dex. He lulls me into a false sense of security and then treads all over me. Damn him and his stupid mustache.

Red Fox Book CoversRed Fox is but the second piece in an ever deepening mystery not only of what is causing animals to appear out of nowhere in a locked room, or rocks to pelt the house without known origin, but more so that of the characters of Perry and Dex. Karina Halle‘s sophomore effort proves that the downright creepiness of Darkhouse was not a fluke and has drafted a fascinating, strangely eerie tale which will likely cause her readers to think twice before wandering off into the New Mexican desert without proper supernatural protection.

AUTHOR: Karina Halle

RATING: 4 1/2  Stars

GENRE: Fiction

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